Condition: Chemotherapy



DESCRIPTION: There have been some encouraging results in small animal and human studies on the ability of lipoic acid to reduce some harmful side effects of chemotherapy. Some chemotherapy drugs can damage nerve cells in the body, which can lead to a condition called peripheral neuropathy, in which patients feel pain or other abnormal sensations, usually in the hands or feet. In a small Austrian study, 8 of 15 patients who received lipoic acid after taking the chemotherapy drug oxaliplatin reported improved symptoms. The researchers suggested larger studies should look into this effect. One study of rats suggests that lipoic acid might help reduce heart muscle damage caused by some chemotherapy drugs. A 2006 publication reported that a combination of anti-oxidants including lipoic acid helped people with advanced cancer regain appetite and body weight.

Diseases Chemotherapy is associated with:

Aging |

Symptoms associated with Chemotherapy:

List of EAP product(s) which may assist with Chemotherapy :




List of other EAP products:

OmniFlex | ThioGel | ThioGel - L |

 

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